Of all the Colehaus Cats, Miss Newton has been the friendliest toward new kitties. She took Pia and Tessa under her wing last summer (until Tessa turned into a wild teenage Danger Cat with Super Power Pee abilities) and helped welcome Quint and Olivia into the fold. She’s even helped comfort Ruby from time-to-time using just her quiet presence.
So, naturally, Miss Newton was our choice to visit the kitten room first when teaching the Niblet girls about other kitties.* Viola, the Brave, was up for the challenge.
Miss Newton: What the… ??
Miss Newton: That’s not a real cat. That’s too small to be a real cat.
Viola, the Brave: Whoa! That’s too big to be a real cat!
Winter, the Sleepy: Huh? What? What cat?
Illy, the Skeptic: Why are all the cats the same color as Mama? I call shenanigans!
The toys: …
Miss Newton: Nope! No sir, I don’t like ’em!
And so, we witnessed the first hiss ever seen from Miss Newton. Clearly, more work is needed, but slowly… slowly…
*For safety reasons, mama Erinn Zuzu was placed temporarily in Ruby and Maxx’s room during Miss Newton’s meet & greet with the Niblets. Because Erinn Zuzu continues to be very, very protective of her Niblets, we’ll continue to practice this separation during visitations until she is spayed in January.